Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
Village Taxes Due
Monday, July 1
Village of Plandome
Tuesday, July 9
Child ID Event
Friday, July 12
Taxes are for due for residents living in the villages of Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights, and Plandome Manor. All payments should be made to your local village hall.
Happy Independence Day!
The Village of Plandome holds its regular meeting at Plandome Village Hall, 65 South Drive, Manhasset, 8 p.m.
Manhasset Public library Community Room is hosting a boy’s event from 6:30-8:30 p.m.(grades 4-8 September). Eat pizza and take to the air with your buddies in a variety of fast paced flight simulations. Registration required.
Manhasset Public Library is hosting a Family Film showing “Rise of the Guardians” [PG] Ages 4 and up (with caregiver) Held in the Community Room. You must register for this program.
Reorganization meeting 8 p.m. Manhasset High School Board room.
Manhasset Public Library is having an event for children of all ages from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Create a happier and safer environment for you and your children. Free Fingerprinting & Photos for Child Identification Cards for you to keep. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. No registration necessary.
Hear the sounds of Swingtime Big Band, a 20-piece swing band dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest standards from the Big Band era. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For more information, call 516-869-6311.
Board of Trustee meeting 8 p.m. at Plandome Manor Village Hall, 55 Manhasset Avenue. Manhasset.
Savannah Sky will be playing popular country music sounds. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For more information, call 516-869-6311
Strummin’ and Drummin’ will surely put a smile on the faces of children and kids at heart during Family Night on July 29. Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road in Manhasset, across from Town Hall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Manhasset residents are invited to learn the craft of knotting beads or painting on glass; immerse themselves in French; become piano players or improve their skills. All classes meet in the air-conditioned Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. To register, please call the Adult Program at (516) 441-4949.
The Manhasset Public Library along with its Art Advisory Committee and Exhibitions Director Amy Finkston are pleased to announce a new exhibit “America the Beautiful” in the Community Room Art Gallery. “America the Beautiful” is a song of patriotism, and the exhibit shows our democracy. Through photographs of the country’s natural beauties and in paintings and mixed-media art, interpretations of what America means to each artist will be displayed. Smaller scale images on the theme continue on all levels of the library. The show coincides with the celebration of our 4th of July holiday, when many people go on vacation and travel our great land. Visitors will enjoy the exhibition while marveling at its diversity. The exhibit will run through Friday, August 2, at 30 Onderdonk Ave., Manhasset. For gallery viewing hours, call the library at 516-627-2300.
The Board of Commissioners of the Manhasset-Lakeville Water and Fire District has a summer schedule of public official meetings. The board will meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. through September 5 to discuss the weekly business of the district. The regular meeting schedule will resume September 10. All meetings will be conducted in the boardroom at the district office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless other publicly notified. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available daily to respond to concerns, questions, and issues of district residents pertaining to water or fire district matters. Special arrangement or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 516-466-4416, ext. 704.
• Womanspace, now in its 32nd year, meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave., 516-487-0025.
• Stroke Support Group. North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset offers a free weekly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers every Friday from 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. at 300 Community Dr., Entrance 3, and Apt. Bldg. #304. Each meeting begins with a general social period from 10-11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to noon, guest speakers give presentations on a wide variety of topics. Lunch is from noon to 12:45 p.m. (bring your own lunch, beverages provided). From 12:50-1:30 p.m., physical therapy is provided for stroke survivors, and concurrently a separate caregiver’s-support group meeting is held. For information and parking instructions, call 516-562-4947.
• Brain Tumor Support Group. This is an educational support group designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life and share their experiences. Learn about testing and treatment options, available resources, share information, and socialize. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Held on the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Brain Tumor Center, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr., 9 Tower, Large Conference Room, Manhasset. To RSVP, contact: Louise Anne Purcell, 516-562-3058.
• Manhasset Art Association
The Manhasset Art Association (MAA) has scheduled shows at the Manhasset Public Library, the Great Neck Library, and the Unitarian Universalist Shelter Rock Gallery. Call the facility to see what is showing or call Linda Davison Mathues at 516-365-5019.
• Safe Boating Courses
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks, and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. For more information, visit www.weboatsafe.org or call 800-341-8777.
• Teen Helpline
If you need to talk to someone who cares, call Tel-A-Teen at 516-254-BE-OK, Monday through Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Tel-A-Teen is a youth phone center answered by teen “sharers” under the supervision of an adult.
Cancer Support Groups At Hewlett House
• 1in9’s Hewlett House offers free breast cancer and other cancer support groups and classes. All services are free and confidential. Preregistration is required. Call the Hewlett House at 516-374-3190. Groups and classes are held at Hewlett House, 86 E. Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. Visit www.1in9.org.
Look Good, Feel Better
• The American Cancer Society’s two-hour class for women undergoing treatment for cancer. It’s designed to help them deal with possible appearance-related side effects, such as hair loss and skin changes, while enhancing their self-image. The class is free. Preregistration required. Some sessions are held in Spanish and English at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. For more information, call 800-ACS-2345.
• Nassau County Art Museum
The Nassau County Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed Mondays. The museum offers docent-led tours for individuals or families every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 p.m. Each tour can accommodate up to 20 people. No reservations are required, but spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tours are free with paid admission. The museum also welcomes group tours from schools, camps, or other community groups. Reservations for these tours must be made in advance. For prices and information, call 516-484-9338.
• Sands-Willets House Tours
From May through October, the Sands-Willets House, circa 1735, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on the first and third Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. Also included is a tour of the 1600s Dutch barn. Tour hours are 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. An admission fee of $5 per adult and $2.50 for children under 12 helps the society maintain the house, its barn, and the grounds on which they stand. Basement “Trash & Treasures” will also be open, for bargain-hunting enjoyment at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 516-365-9074.
• Single Parent Network
Problems such as finances, child care, visitation schedules, grandparents, extended family, and demanding work schedules can overwhelm a single parent. The North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, through the Single Parent Action Network, offers support services, workshops, and community meetings for single parents with children 18 years of age and younger. Call SPAN and ask for Cynthia Wagner at 516-626-1971.
• Violence Hotline
The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the service provider in Nassau County for the victims of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. The Coalition operates a fully staffed, 24-hour hotline at 516-542-0404. Counseling, safe housing, advocacy, and legal assistance are available in a warm, supportive, professional atmosphere. For women who are victims of violent behavior, safety is a major concern. Therefore, the coalition operates a safe home in Nassau County for battered women and their children. Advocates are also available Monday through Friday in Family Court and at Domestic Violence Court in Criminal Court and are on-call 24 hours a day for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in local hospital emergency rooms. If you or someone you know needs help, either ask for a coalition advocate or call our 24-hour hotline at 516-542-0404. The hotline is free and confidential.
• Support For The Widowed
AARP Widowed Persons Service in Nassau County offers emotional support, counseling, and other services to recently widowed men and women of all ages. The program is free of charge and open to all Nassau County residents. The service offers the help of trained volunteers, all of whom have been widowed themselves. Individuals interested in AARP Widowed Persons Service in Nassau County should call 516-887-8611 or 718-347-1368.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus.
“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.
Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.